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Federal Court upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

By Brenna Goth, The Republic, azcentral.com, September 30, 2014 A 20-year ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon will remain in place after the U.S. District Court in Arizona ruled Tuesday against mining groups that sued the federal government. Mining associations and other groups with a stake in the industry argued that the U.S. … Continue reading Federal Court upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

Uranium Mining Expansion in Southern Utah

Original article by Liz Thomas, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Scarred landscapes, contaminated water, and deadly gases are current reminders of the historic uranium mining and milling operations in southeastern Utah.  Now a Canadian mining corporation, Energy Fuels, is proposing to significantly expand its overall mining operation to increase ore production at its Daneros uranium mine in … Continue reading Uranium Mining Expansion in Southern Utah

Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

DGR Chicago responds to Governor Quinn’s January 29, 2014 State of the State Address: Contrary to the words of Governor Quinn during his recent address, Illinois is in a state of disaster. Quinn mentions extreme weather – but not climate change. Illinois residents have experienced the coldest winter in more than 30 years. This is … Continue reading Political Hypnosis in the State of the State Address

White Mesa Uranium Mill Problems Provoke Legal Notice [Press Release]

For Immediate Release, January 29, 2014 Contact:  Anne Mariah Tapp, Grand Canyon Trust (512) 565-9906 Uranium Mill Problems Provoke Legal Notice SALT LAKE CITY, UT— Ongoing violations of the Clean Air Act at the nation’s only operating uranium mill have prompted Grand Canyon Trust to file a 60-day notice of intent to sue Energy Fuels … Continue reading White Mesa Uranium Mill Problems Provoke Legal Notice [Press Release]

Sabotage of Nuclear Train in France

An unknown anti-nuclear group has taken credit for a July 12 act of sabotage that derailed a train transporting nuclear waste in the French city of Limoges.  French police are currently conducting an investigation. According to the regional newspaper Le Populaire du Centre, an email claiming responsibility also explained that a steel plate, also known as … Continue reading Sabotage of Nuclear Train in France

Diné plan to block access for uranium transport

Originally posted on Southwest Earth First!: From the Albuquerque Journal: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A uranium mining company seeking a mineral lease on state land in northwestern Arizona could have a hard time transporting the ore off-site because of the Navajo Nation’s objections to an industry that left a legacy of death and disease among … Continue reading Diné plan to block access for uranium transport

Section of world’s largest elephant sanctuary opened for uranium mining

By Uranium Network A foreign uranium mining conglomerate will be allowed to exploit the precious Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania after the World Heritage Committee (WHC) decided, at its July 2012 session in Russia, to accept what was described as a “minor boundary change” of the site. The change had been requested by the Government … Continue reading Section of world’s largest elephant sanctuary opened for uranium mining

An estimated 170,000 people gather in Tokyo to protest nuclear restart

By Common Dreams Over 100,000 protesters took to the streets in central Tokyo on Monday to protest the country’s return to nuclear power. The demonstration was one of the largest if of its kind since Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced that the country would restart its reactors last month. Protest organizers estimated the crowd at … Continue reading An estimated 170,000 people gather in Tokyo to protest nuclear restart

53% of all freshwater extracted in United States used for electrical power

By Max Frankel / Think Progress The 20th century was characterized by the frenzied acquisition, storage, and use of oil. But many experts believe that the 21st century will be remembered as the century of water. One of the most alarming emerging issues is the symbiotic — and often conflicting — relationship between electricity generation … Continue reading 53% of all freshwater extracted in United States used for electrical power

Forest Service Approves Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite 26-year-old Environmental Review

by the Center for Biological Diversity GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK— The U.S. Forest Service announced late Monday that it will allow Denison Mines Corp. to begin excavating the “Canyon Mine” this fall without first updating the 26-year-old environmental impact statement for the uranium mine, located due south of Grand Canyon National Park on the Kaibab … Continue reading Forest Service Approves Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite 26-year-old Environmental Review